Beef and Delicata Squash Soup

 

Beef and Delicata Squash Soup
Beef and Delicata Squash Soup
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Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

  • 1 medium Delicata squash
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked beef
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking barley
  • ½ cup minced fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Halve and remove the seeds from squash, then cut into bite-size pieces (do not peel the squash). Spread pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for 30 minutes, or until squash is tender but not fully cooked. Place the squash in a bowl and set aside.

Heat the coconut oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Sauté diced onion, garlic, carrots, and celery for 7 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the broth, water, beef, and reserved squash. Rub thyme between fingers and add it, along with the sage, salt, pepper, and barley to the pot. Stir well to combine. Bring soup to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30-45 minutes, or until the barley and vegetables are cooked through.

Turn off the heat and add parsley, stirring well. Let parsley blend in the soup for a few minutes, then serve.

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Bone Broth & Collagen Protein Bars

Bone Broth and Collagen Protein Bars
Bone Broth & Collagen Protein Bars
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
  • 4 tablespoons collagen powder
  • 4 tablespoons bone broth protein powder
  • 6 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.

Pour into a 9×12 glass pan and allow to set up overnight in the fridge before cutting into bars and serving.

Keep in the fridge until ready to eat. They melt fast!

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Coconut Mushroom Soup

Coconut Mushroom Soup
Coconut Mushroom Soup
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Heat a sauce pan and add coconut oil. Add garlic and onion. Saute for a minute, then add salt, mushrooms and sugar.

Saute on low heat till the onions and mushrooms are cooked. Add thyme and flour. Mix well and then add the chicken stock.

Bring to a boil and cook further for 7-8 minutes. Add coconut cream concentrate and mix well.

Blend the soup using a hand blender or in a blender jar.

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Coconut Chocolate Bites

Coconut Chocolate Bites
Coconut Chocolate Bites
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate in a food processor and whirl until well-combined.

Scoop out mixture and roll into 12 balls. Chill for 30 minutes on a baking sheet or pan.

Melt chocolate in a saucepan over low heat.

Carefully dip tops of the bites in the chocolate, and return them to the baking sheet. Chill until the chocolate has hardened.

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*Gluten Free Flour Mix

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Use as directed.

Omega-3 Salmon Patties

Omega-3 Salmon Patties
Omega-3 Salmon Patties
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Servings: 20+ patties
Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes

  • (1) can wild caught salmon (14.75 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • (1) stalk scallions, chopped
  • 2 extra large organic eggs
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • half lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • dry herbs and spices of choice
  • coconut oil for frying

Heat enough coconut oil in a pan for frying, on medium high heat.

Mash salmon on a plate. Mix in the garlic, scallions, eggs, 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil, lemon juice, flax and herbs and spices of choice.

Scoop salmon balls (I used a cookie scoop) into the pan and flatten with a fork. Fry for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and fry until fully cooked.

Transfer onto a plate and serve warm!

Note: Apple cider vinegar-crushed garlic cloves pairs well with this as a dipping sauce!

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Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies

Can't Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
Can’t Beat Gluten Free Beet Cookies
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
  • 4 Mejdool dates, pits removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat over to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Place the beets, Mejdool dates, egg, and vanilla in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour the blended mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir. Add the coconut oil and mix well.

Scoop dough into balls, gently patting each one flat before placing on the lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool for two minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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Savory Roast Butternut Squash

Savory Roast Butternut Squash
Savory Roast Butternut Squash
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 organic butternut squash
  • 1/2 bulb organic garlic
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

Peel and de-seed butternut squash, dice into 1/2 inch cubes. Mince garlic. Mix together with coconut oil, add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread on a flat baking dish in a single layer.

Bake at 400° F for approximately 1 hour, or until tender. Stir occasionally. Serve hot.

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Coconut Butter Lemon Bars

Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
Coconut Butter Lemon Bars
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Servings: 40+ small bars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In a small/medium bowl, combine ingredients except for the ground flax. Stir well.

Line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.

Transfer mixture onto the pan. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle with ground flax. Freeze.

Cut according to preferred shape and size, serve.

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